Green Tea Health Benefits Too Strong To Ignore
Green tea is slowly but surely being recognized as a potent source of health benefits for the common man. Green tea, lowly as it may seem, is increasingly looking like the proverbial 'miracle drug' of the modern age. Several researches have shown that green tea may help combat a variety of ailments and diseases.
For some time now, green tea has been known to tame the cholesterol levels in man’s body. This is primarily due to the catechins found in green tea called polyphenols. These polyphenols apparently lower the levels of harmful triglycerides in the blood. The catechins also lowered apoB, the main protein in harmful low density lipoprotein (LDL) or the so-called “bad cholesterol”.
Another observed health benefit from drinking this wonderful brew is that it also lowers high blood pressure. There have been studies to suggest that habitually drinking 3 to 4 cups of green tea per day lowers hypertension, thereby decreasing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes.
Aside from seemingly imparting these cardiovascular benefits, green tea also has other health properties.
In the area of cancer-fighting, several studies have shown that the antioxidants present in green tea are quite potent in combating the onset of the “Big C”. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, for example, has published the results of an epidemiological study indicating that drinking green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly 60%. Another research done by the University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
Other green tea health benefits that have been observed include:
Green tea has been observed to be a more potent disease-fighter than either black tea or oolong tea as green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the potent EGCG compound from being oxidized. Black and oolong tea leaves, on the other hand, are made from dried or fermented leaves, which cause loss of EGCG.
So now that the world is becoming aware of the green tea health benefits, it might be wise to slowly incorporate the drinking of this lowly brew in your daily diet.
Who knows, it just might be the best decision you’ve made for you and your family.
"Tea comforts the spirit, banishes passivity, lightens the body, and adds sparkle to the eyes."
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